Homework and continued learning at home: How should parents be involved?
Literature surrounding parental involvement and homework is controversial. This literature review considers how parents should be involved in homework, and reflects on initiatives implemented to support parental involvement. It is mostly agreed that parental involvement is more beneficial through a supporting role, as opposed to actively ‘helping’. Furthermore, this involvement is more beneficial to achievement when conducted in the home, as opposed to in the schooling environment. Initiatives such as Learning Platforms and various forms of school-organised parental involvement programs are found to be successful in building partnerships, but often do not allow complete input from parents. Future research suggestions focus on considering the results across ethnicities within the New Zealand context
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